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Monday, December 27, 2010

So here is what I think



I have seen similar figures in the Cairo Museum in Egypt



Are these figures very old?




Are these figures from the Orient?




Maybe I don't need to know




But now that I have so many blogging friends who are experts in antiques....




Maybe you, my dear friends, have an answer.  I purchased these figures  from an elderly couple who came into a consignment shop in Santa Barbara
http://ginaceramics.blogspot.com/2009/12/do-you-recognize-these.html 

 
Those who have seen these figures admire them but no one knows anything about them.

DO YOU?

Gina


12 comments:

  1. Gina I don't however I adore them!! Wonderful figurines!

    Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. This will be fun to see if anyone knows!

    Sometimes you just want to know...

    It's good that you bought them, though. I never regret buying something I love. I regret the things that I let get away.

    Your house tour is certain to be full of amazing discoveries! :]

    -Ann

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  3. I found your lovely blog at *La Pouyette*.

    When I see those figurines I think they might come from China???

    You should ask somebody who is well versed in old clothing.

    Salut!
    *Tasiaa

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  4. Dear Francesca, It would be nice to know a little more about them. For instance,their age.

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  5. Dear Karena, Thank you for your friendship this year. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.
    Gina

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  6. Dear Ann, meeting you, in the blogging world, has enriched my life. I look forward to reading more about your adventures in decorative painting, gardening and event planning. You are a most talented young lady.
    Love, Gina

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  7. Hi Tassia, Welcome to my blog. You have a very good idea. Researching costumes is a good start. Based on his outfit and hat, one figure could be a scribe.

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  8. Well, how boring are we??LOL! I love them but have no clues to give you...will keep googling!

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  9. Lovely figures Gina!

    They remind me strongly on "Die drei Weisen aus dem Morgenland", probably from a "Krippenspiel" ??? Could be??? What is the size of the figures? I guess between 20 - 30 cm high, or less?

    Don't think that they are Chinese (sorry Taasia). As far as I know Chinese figures are made of porcellaine. Could make research but need a photo. It would be definitely interesting to find out where they come from.
    You could also send a picture to an auction house like Christie's in New York.

    Herzlichen Gruss
    Karin

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  10. Hi Theresa, If anyone can figure out where these little men come from, you can. You are the supersleuth.
    Hope you are enjoying this week and looking forward to a New Year of inspiration, prosperity and happiness.
    Love, Gina

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  11. Hi Karin, The figures are 7 inches tall. I believe that somewhere there are more of these. One of these days I will take them to the "Roadshow" or maybe I should just pretend that they are very old and also very valuable. I'm the eternal optimist.

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